Back in July I became a regular contributing panelist for The Washington Post/Newsweek blog “On Faith.” Yesterday I was asked to weigh in the need for more civility in our public discourse. Far too often I’ve observed what resembles a verbal “smackdown” between those who hold opposing points of view.
While exchanging heavy blows with an opponent might be expected in the land of World Wrestling Entertainment, my view is that something is desperately wrong when we resort to throwing verbal jabs.
Whether or not you’re a person of faith—as I pointed out in the blog—we must get to a place where we can debate, discuss, and even disagree about important matters without being disrespectful. Click here to read the entire piece.
And pray for our nation; pray that the issues which divide us can be addressed with grace and civility rather than rancor and rage.